Chysauster Celtic Village Walls, Penwith, Cornwall

A panorama from inside the courtyard of one of the houses at Chysauster Ancient Village. On the hills above Penzance in Cornwall, the village was occupied by the Dumnonii tribe and believed to have been in use between 100 BC and 400 AD, during the Roman occupation of Britain. But there are no fortifications, the Romans left the Cornish mostly to themselves. This was an agricultural settlement, with arable farming and livestock. Evidence of field enclosures show where cattle were prevented from getting at the crops. The village has eight stone dwellings, arranged in pairs along a street. Small chambers lead off from the main courtyards of each house which served as working and living areas, these chambers would probably have had thatch roofs or similar. The site is now managed by English Heritage.


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Image Info

Camera Model:Canon EOS 20D
Date Created:Jun 16, 2009
Shutter Speed:1/400 sec
Focal Length:17 mm

Location: Penwith

County: Cornwall

Country: England

Views: 7266

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